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Google Cloud secures support for NVIDIA’s Tesla P4 GPUs with more machine learning goodness

August 07, 2018 / James Bourne

Google has announced its support for NVIDIA’s Tesla P4 GPUs to help customers with graphics-intensive and machine learning applications. The Tesla P4, according to NVIDIA’s data sheet, is ‘purpose-built to boost efficiency for scale-out servers running deep learning workloads, enabling smart responsive AI-based services.’ The P4, which is run on NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture, has a GPU memory of 8GB, and memory bandwidth of 192 GB per second. While not at the same performance level as the V100, run on Volta instead of Pascal architecture, Google said the P4 accelerators, which are now in beta, represent a ‘good balance of price/performance for remote display applications and real-time machine learning inference.’ Graphics-intensive applications that run in the cloud benefit greatly from workstation-class GPUs,” wrote Ari Liberman, Google Cloud product manager in a blog post. “We now support virtual workstations with NVIDIA GRID on th...